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5 Keys to a Stress Free 100th Day of School

If you’re a primary teacher, part of our everyday routines is counting the days in school. And it will come as no surprise that the 100th day of school is pretty special! Not only is it quite the milestone, but you finally get to regroup all of tens for a

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Digital Math Centers in First Grade & Second Grade

Many schools and classrooms are still switching between in-person learning and distance learning. It’s CRAZY hard. Keeping students engaged and on task is harder than ever! That’s why I designed these digital math centers and activities that students love! Plus, even if you’re not teaching remotely, these are fun digital

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Google Keep for Teachers

As teachers, we LOVE office supplies. The number of sticky notes I have in my desk is astounding, but there’s just one problem. I start way too many lists on way too many different sticky notes. I can’t keep them all straight! Then, inevitably I lose one and that’s a

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Free Apple Activities for K-2 Classrooms

September is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for all things APPLES! I absolutely LOVE using apples for teaching so many skills and standards. I’ve rounded up over ten free apple activities for kindergarten through 2nd grade! Free Apple Activities for Reading & Writing Apple Pie Play

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Digital Phonics for First Grade & Second Grade

With our current pandemic, teaching remotely is becoming very common. Plus, we don’t know how long distance learning will last. So, I wanted to create an engaging way for first grade and second grade students to practice phonics skills. That’s why I’ve designed these digital phonics activities! Even if you’re

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10 Books for Building Classroom Community

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE finding new picture books to read during the first few weeks of school! These picture books are all about building classroom community, which is what we spend a ton of time doing at the beginning of the year! I’ve rounded up TEN

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Meet the Teacher Night

How to have a Successful Meet the Teacher Night Back to school time and meet the teacher is just around the corner! One of the most important things we do at the beginning of the year is to share our classroom information with students and families. Everything from classroom expectations,

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1st Grade Math Centers for Common Core

Struggling with planning 1st grade math centers that are engaging and align with Common Core standards that you can use all year long? You’ll love this post with tons of helpful links to help you find the best 1st grade math centers for your classroom! *If you’re a 2nd grade

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Free Planning Templates for Teachers

How many times have you wanted to plan ahead, only to get overwhelmed by all of the standards, resources, and ideas you have (or don’t have)? Finding the right planning templates for teachers can be hard! Sound familiar? I’ve been there! I get excited planning for the upcoming month(s), but

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Beginning of the Year Math Assessments

Beginning of the Year Math Assessments At the beginning of the year, it’s always incredibly important to get to know your students as readers and mathematicians. Having the right beginning of the year math assessments is crucial! I always found it was much easier to get to know my students’

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First Year Teacher Tips

First year teacher tips to from seasoned teachers Congratulations! You’ve landed your very first teaching job! It’s such an exciting time. Today I’m sharing with you tons of first year teacher advice from seasoned teachers who have been exactly where you’ve been! Plus, at the end of this post you’ll

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Digital Learning: Getting Started

I’ve heard from so many teachers that they’re worried about planning for a part-time digital learning year and part-time in the classroom year with our current global pandemic. It’s hard to plan for everything, and it’s not easy to learn so many different platforms to help you teach remotely! That’s

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